Chief executive of the Murray Darling Basin Commission Dr. Wendy Craik says fears of a perpetual drought are not alarmist and the basin may need rainfall of “biblical” proportions to reverse the drought.
“The evidence suggests that the drought and lack of water are linked to global warming,” she said.
“There is a possibility that the sort of conditions we’ve seen over the past few years could continue and we all need to take that into account.”
So, that seems a fairly conclusive statement, surely now it’s apparent to all but the most pig-ignorant of the climate change denialists that not only is climate change an actual phenomenon (contrary to the spurious claims of many conservative commentators) but it is in fact in all likelyhood going to effect us on the local level.
I guess Howard’s Hanrahans will be crowing that climate change is Kevin Rudd’s fault now, he has been PM for almost six months, surely that’s enough time to reverse a global trend resultant from increased industrialisation over recent centuries.
No, apparently the rich becoming slightly less rich after an increase in their private health insurance premiums and (shock, horror) means testing of the
plasma telly baby bonus is vastly more important this week.
Ah conservatives, bless ’em, as predictable as a linear equation, what a pity they aren’t as logical. Or as useful.